You’ve seen all the ‘Keep Calm and…’ posters, right? How about ‘Keep Calm and Be Gentle’? Gentleness isn’t being lame, weak or pathetic. Get that idea out of your head. Gentleness is strength under control – the power of God’s Spirit in you allowing you to be kind – tender – considerate.
And gentleness – when you could choose rather to be harsh, mocking or impatient – can open people’s hearts to Jesus in incredible ways. How gentle are you with your mom? Your kid brother? Your classmates? You have God in you and you have nothing to prove. Keep Calm and Be Gentle.
‘And the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness.’ (Galatians 5v22-23 http://bit.ly/18nPLLI)